iPhone, iPad owners see glass half full while BlackBerry users are down in the dumps

By on January 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM.

iPhone, iPad owners see glass half full while BlackBerry users are down in the dumps

In what is certainly one of the most bizarre mobile-related studies we’ve seen published in recent months, a new survey found that iPhone and iPad owners are generally very optimistic relative to owners of other handsets and tablets. The most pessimistic mobile users, according to the same survey, are BlackBerry owners. Consumer electronics recycler and reseller Gazelle recently published the findings of a survey conducted on the CES show floor that sought to establish a correlation between a person’s outlook on life and the mobile devices he or she carries. The firm’s findings, while anything but scientific, paint an interesting picture that suggests users of iOS and Android devices have a better outlook on life than BlackBerry users. Read on for more. More →

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iPhone 4S launch drives record number of BlackBerry trade-ins

By on October 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM.

iPhone 4S launch drives record number of BlackBerry trade-ins

Gazelle, a website that specializes in buying, selling and recycling gadgets, said on Tuesday that BlackBerry trade-ins recently reached an all-time high. Speaking with CNET, Gazelle chief gadget officer Anthony Scarsella said his company saw a “spike” after Research in Motion’s recent BlackBerry service outage, which spanned three days in some areas, but that Apple’s latest iPhone is mostly to blame for the surge. “In the grand scheme of BlackBerry [trade-in] growth over the past month, it can be pretty much entirely attributed to the launch of the iPhone 4S,” Scarsella explained. Additionally, Android trade-ins jumped 72% during the past month, the majority from Sprint customers, although Scarsella said he couldn’t put his finger on an exact event that caused the increase. More →

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